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Is endovenous laser ablation procedure painful?

Is endovenous laser ablation procedure painful?

No: There is minor discomfort from the initial puncture and during the course of getting the vein anesthetized. There should be no pain at all when the laser is running. People have varying amounts of bruising and discomfort after the procedure. This is almost never enough to interrupt regular activities. Laser ablation is much easier (both during the procedure and recovery) than surgical procedures s. ...Read more

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Ablation (Definition)

Cardiac ablation involves destruction of tissue aimed at elimination of sources of origin or propagation of arrhythmias. It may also be used to destroy part of the heart in hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. Typically it is done with a catheter inserted through a ...Read more


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What can you tell me about endovenous laser ablation procedure?

What can you tell me about endovenous laser ablation procedure?

Laser vein treatment: A laser is passed via a needle stick near your knee to near your groin, inside your saphenous vein. Then the laser energy is turned on and the laser is slowly removed. As it pulls back the energy destroys the saphenous vein. You end up with a band aid where the needle stick was. ...Read more

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What type of doctor does endovenous laser ablation or sclerotherapy?

What type of doctor does endovenous laser ablation or sclerotherapy?

Vein Specialist: Although many physicians can perform sclerotherapy and endovenous laser ablation, a vein specialist who is certified by the American Board of Venous and Lymphatic Medicine is considered an expert in the field. Physicians who have passed this exam are recognized as Diplomates in the field of Phlebology (Vein Treatment). ...Read more

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Next week am undergoing endovenous radio frequency ablation closure procedure. Drs say its minimal pain. How minimal? Is it worse than an IV poke?

Next week am undergoing endovenous radio frequency ablation closure procedure. Drs say its minimal pain. How minimal? Is it worse than an IV poke?

Pain should be minor: The pain from the procedure itself should be less than an IV placement. You will feel a slight sting and burn with the local anesthetic in several places, but otherwise it is usually very well tolerated. Pain after the procedure should also be minimal, and is usually along the lines of a pulled muscle sensation. ...Read more

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Is it advisable to have 4 endovenous ablations within a month, 2 in each leg?

Is it advisable to have 4 endovenous ablations within a month, 2 in each leg?

Veins carry blood: back from the leg. In theory if all of them are gone, the blood backs up. Mostly, endovenous ablations are on SMALL SURFACE ALREADY BROKEN veins that aren't going to matter anyway....so...not much of a problem Without an actual examination, I cannot give specific medical advice on your particular situation ..... ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: ablation?

What is the definition or description of: ablation?

Tissue destruction: Cardiac ablation involves destruction of tissue aimed at elimination of sources of origin or propagation of arrhythmias. It may also be used to destroy part of the heart in hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. Typically it is done with a catheter inserted through a tube in the groin. ...Read more

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What is nerve ablation?

What is nerve ablation?

Destruction of nerve: It is usually used for medial branch nerve, which supplies facet or articular joints in the back or neck. This nerve only brings back pain information from that joint and does nothing else. When it's destroyed, the pain goes away despite the abnormality remaining there - i.E arthritis. ...Read more

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What is a radiation ablation?

What is a radiation ablation?

Radiofreqency ablatn: This is a now-common way of destroying a small amount of tissue such as a faulty electric link in the heart, nerves from a source of intractable pain, or little tumors. Interventional radiologists have done amazing things in developing this technique. ...Read more

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Does an ablation for svt hurt?

Does an ablation for svt hurt?

Ablation: read this for information: http://www.webmd.com/heart-disease/atrial-fibrillation/radiofrequency-catheter-ablation-for-atrial-fibrillation

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